The FDA is currently developing the FDA eServices Portal System — an online platform for a streamlined License to Operate (LTO) application of FDA- regulated establishments.
In this regard, FDA is issuing this Advisory to inform all stakeholders that the application for Variation and Renewal of LTO for Food Product Establishments within National Capital Region (NCR) is now on its pilot implementation. The eServices Portal is accessible through this link eservices.fda.gov.ph, with the scope of the application as follows:
FDA eServices Portal for LTO Application of Food Establishments
|Location of Establishment||National Capital Region (NCR)|
|LTO Establishment Application||Distributor (Wholesaler, Importer, Exporter), and Trader of Processed Food Products, Food Supplements, Bottled Water, and Iodized Salt|
|Type of LTO Application||Initial, Renewal, Variation|
|Fees to be Paid||Based on current issuance on Fees and Charges (Reference: DOH Administrative Order [A.O.] No. 50 s. 2001)
For Bottled Water – AO No. 18 s 1993
For Iodized Salt – Republic Act 8172
For surcharge, penalty and Legal Research Fee – FDA Circular No. 2011-004
|LTO Validity for Renewal Application||Five (5) years|
|Start of Pilot Implementation||22 February 2021|
|End of Pilot Implementation||08 March 2021|
Manufacturers, including Repackers/Packers of health products with on-going/in-process LTO applications shall use the old ePortal System.
For issues/concerns/inquiries you may contact the FDA-Food and Drug Action Center (FDA-FDAC) at 8821-1177, 8821-1162, 8821-1220 or e-mail at [email protected].
Please follow Annex A of this Advisory for the Guideline and Checklist of Requirements, and Annex B for the Step-by-Step Guide in applying via eServices Portal and the procedure for checking of application status.